Back in the 13th century, legend says that Om Ali was the first wife of the Sultan Ezz El Din Aybek. In Egypt, women were not allowed to rule, but were permitted to be guardians to their sons who would become king when they came of age. When the sultan died, his second wife had a dispute with Om Ali over whose son would be the successor to the Sultan. Her name stuck to this tasty dish ever since. Check out this dish of victory with a lighter version that you will absolutely love it.
1. Combine croissant pieces, raisins, coconut, almonds and pistachio in a baking dish.
2. Place sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and water in a large saucepan and bring to boil then remove from heat and pour immediately over the croissant mixture in the baking dish, set them aside for 5 minutes or until croissants absorb the maximum of the liquid.
3. Place whipped cream in a piping bag and pipe the cream over the prepared mixture in the baking dish.
4. Place the baking dish in a preheated oven at 200°C using the grill part of the oven and grill for 5 minutes or until the cream topping is golden color. Serve it immediately.